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It will be very interesting to see how well the next set of consoles sell.

Everyone is on the WiiU -- and rightly so given its post-holiday sales. But people ignore that it started out BETTER than the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Given that the graphical jump is not as huge (or not as noticeable), given that the games will be available on the previous systems, given that there will not be (or be limited) backward compatibility, and given that there may be issues games not on the console to which they are first played (this includes used games, rentals, and gaming-with/at-friends), it might be that adoption of the PS4 and NextBox are slower than expected.

The WiiU has had not of the above issues* and its adoption has been slower than expected. (*It has had a game drought and a lack of third-party support.). Plus, the economy is many countries is somewhat shaky right now, which means people may not want to so quickly spend money on something of limited added value.

More information is needed to know these things with any certainty.

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CGI-Quality said:
Grandia said:
TheLastStarFighter said:
This is the most bizzare transition of generations ever. The over-engineering of the gen 7 machines mean they can still play great games. The new machines don't offere a clear, definitive difference in gaming as in the past. It's an upgrade process that will take a long time.


This is the point there is not even a real big graphically gap from the old systems to the new systems this time. Publishers could make pobaobly the wohle next generation games for the new and the old systems with only minor differences.

Resistance: Fall of Man is only a "minor" difference to Killzone: ShadowFall? Hmm...we definitelyvdiffer on opinion there.

Why Resistance: Fall of Man, this is probably the worst looking PS3 game ever made. Compare Crysis 3, Gears of war judgement or Uncharted 3 with Killzone: ShadowFall. There is absolut no difference, Killzone: ShadowFall could run with minor differences on a PS3 as well.



Grandia said:


bullshit the big AAA games stoped immediately for ps 2 at the moment when Xbox 360 and Ps3 was on the market. GTA, Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy came all only for the new 360 and PS3 consoles, it is completly different this time.

Did they all really stop immeadiately? I seem to remember many things coming out on the PS2 over and over while last generation had already started.



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Slimebeast said:

BF4
Call of Duty 10
Watch_Dogs
MGS5
Assassin's Creed 4
Dark Souls II
Dragon Age 3
Thief 4
The Witcher 3
Diablo 3
Killzone Shadow Falls (PS4 only)
Infamous Second Son (PS4 only)
Drive Club (PS4 only)

With such launch window lineups I believe the PS4 and X720 will be just fine.

But almost every big game comes out for Xbox 360 and PS3 as well. Dark Souls 2, GTA 5(GTA 5 the biggest of all games yet only comes out for old gen consoles) , AC4,Diablo 3, Call of Duty10, Metal Gear Solid 5. You can play all the big AAA Games on your PS3 or Xbox as well.



NintendoPie said:
Grandia said:


bullshit the big AAA games stoped immediately for ps 2 at the moment when Xbox 360 and Ps3 was on the market. GTA, Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy came all only for the new 360 and PS3 consoles, it is completly different this time.

Did they all really stop immeadiately? I seem to remember many things coming out on the PS2 over and over while last generation had already started.


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NintendoPie said:
Grandia said:


bullshit the big AAA games stoped immediately for ps 2 at the moment when Xbox 360 and Ps3 was on the market. GTA, Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy came all only for the new 360 and PS3 consoles, it is completly different this time.

Did they all really stop immeadiately? I seem to remember many things coming out on the PS2 over and over while last generation had already started.

The AAA games stopped after PS3 release, sure the fifas, NHLs and things like that still came out for ps2 years after ps3 and ps4. I don't remember a single big AAA game releas who got a downport on PS2.



I can't believe anyone is really stating that the difference in visuals seen in Shadowfall have anywhere near the impact of viewing a game on a big screen TV in HD for the first time. Or jumping from 2D to 3D.



TimCliveroller said:


aaaaaa... aaa?

Why are you yelling at me? I don't appreciate that.



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Conegamer said:
People need to stop being so defensive. It's rather frustrating posting any comment which is perhaps slightly negative towards a company (be it Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft or all of them) and getting all sorts of responses which just come off as aggressive (even if they aren't meant to be). I don't mean to cause offence to anyone, obviously, but I've noticed a lot more arguments nowadays than, say, 12 months ago. And I don't know why.


Pointing out your errors isn't aggressive or defensive. It's actually pretty natural. If anything, you're the one being defensive here. And this has nothing to do with favoring a company, nor with starting arguments. You simply posted some wrong information and the good folks of VGChartz were happy enough to give you the correct information. You should be happy and appreciative, not defensive. But if you don't want to be frustrated with responses correcting you, then don't post false material on an open forum.

NintendoPie said:
TimCliveroller said:


aaaaaa... aaa?

Why are you yelling at me? I don't appreciate that.


Not actually yelling... it was some sort of play between AAA and aaaaaaa as in hmmmm? 



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